Photography and Anthropology: Ethnofest participates in the Kythera Photographic Encounters

Tuesday May 30th, 2017

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival-Ethnofest will participate in the Kythera Photographic Encounters 2017, in the context of this year’s  “Photography and Anthropology” special themed section. This year’s Kythera Photographic Encounters will take place from September 27th to October 1st.

On what terms can one experience and engage with images? In which cultural practices, uses, and meanings are they involved in? How do people construct their visual world(s) and how can they understand and give meaning to these constructive processes?

This year’s Photographic Encounters will dedicate an important part of the program on the relationship between Photography and Anthropology, focusing on these and other similar questions. Through lectures and screenings of short films, visual anthropology researchers will  bring forward the so-called “anthropological turn” on the interpretation of the image. This turn distances itself from more traditional approaches of art history, which focus on on the aesthetic importance and the analysis of the traditions of an elite of artists-photographers, in order to turn towards a critical analysis and exploration of the visual systems and the everyday practical processes of reception and representation.

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival-Ethnofest will participate in the Kythera Photographic Encounters 2017 with a selection of ethnographic films that are directly linked to photography. The selection is curated by Christos Varvantakis, Head of Programming.

For more information, go here . 

 

Photos: stills from Ilja Kok & Willem Timmen’s film «Framing the Other».